Children’s Bookselling

10 Feb

The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age: Takeaways From the ABC/Bowker Pubtrack Survey

Kristen McLean, former ABC executive director, now a consultant to ABA, offers insights and action points for booksellers based on the “The Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” a joint study by Bowker Pubtrack and ABC.

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09 Feb

With ABA Dues Renewal, A New Poster

Stores currently renewing their ABA dues will receive a new “Eat Sleep Read Local” poster. For those also signing up for the new ABA ABC Children’s Group, there’s an additional “Snack Nap Read” poster.

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11 Jan

A Look at Children’s Programming at Wi6

The Winter Institute will feature programming for children’s booksellers on Thursday, January 20, in Salon A/B.

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10 Jan

ALA Announces Caldecott and Newbery Medal Winners

On Monday, January 10, at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, the American Library Association announced the winners of its Caldecott and Newbery medals and other awards for the best children’s and young adult literature.

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08 Dec

The Year’s Top Sellers at Indie Bookstores Nationwide

This week, the American Booksellers Association unveils the 2010 Indie Bestsellers Lists, featuring the year’s top-selling titles at hundreds of independent bookstores across the country.

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23 Nov

ABC Booksellers Vote in Favor of Merger With ABA

In the culmination of a process that has taken nearly two years, this October the voting members of the Association of Booksellers for Children cast ballots in favor of a merger with the American Booksellers Association at a rate of more than 4-to-1.

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16 Nov

Call Goes Out for 2011 Pannell Nominations

The Women’s National Book Association is seeking nominations for the 2011 Pannell Awards, honoring bookstores in the U.S. that excel at inspiring interest in reading and creatively bringing books and young people together.

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04 Nov

BTW News Briefs

ABC publishes 2010 New Voices list; NECBA posts children’s book reviews; Trafalgar Square adds six publishers; Hachette partners with NetGalley; NPR asks booklovers what they really want

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07 Sep

ABC Invites Comments on Proposed Merger

The Association of Booksellers for Children has invited its members and other constituents to review the plan for a proposed merger with the American Booksellers Association, and to offer comments.

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18 Aug

Booksellers Prepare to Celebrate Mockingjay

Bookstores around the country will be open late on Monday night for customers who can't wait to get their hands on Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy.

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14 Jul

Alamosa Books: Three Months In

Elizabeth and Sean Anker opened their children’s bookstore in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 3. "We have anything a teenager or younger is going to need or want to read,” said Elizabeth Anker.

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10 Jun

BTW News Briefs

NECBA publishes kids' spring list, reviews; Barbara Kingsolver wins Orange Prize; Boston-Globe Horn Book and Griffin Trust announce winners

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03 Jun

The Best Way to Serve Tween Readers (and Their Parents)

Booksellers discussed the challenges and opportunities that 8-to-12-year-old readers represent, as part of ABA's Day of Education at BookExpo America.

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27 May

Book & Author Breakfasts Draw Engaging Authors

Both the Children's and Adult Book & Author Breakfasts were highlights of BEA, featuring authors who were both funny and moving, often simultaneously.

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13 May

The Summer Children's Indie Next List Preview

The Summer 2010 Kids' Indie Next List can now be seen in preview online. The four-page, full-color flier will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children's White Box.

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